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February 2014

Last December, a group of F&B pros gathered at The Grocery downtown—some returning home from as far off as Sonoma and points in between—to pay tribute to chef Frank Lee, a culinary master and mentor, a friend and philosopher who has helped shape a generation of cooks
What's in store for Charleston's International African American Museum
Power-pop group A Fragile Tomorrow shows its strength at a February concert
Justina Lasley has devoted 20-plus years to helping people seek out the answers they’re sleeping through
Blind Hog Designs debuts with cool tools for “fun, food, and fellowship.” 
Cuddly kids' toys teach about giving back
Heard the term “freedman’s cottage” used to refer to a one-room-wide, single-story home on the peninsula? Well, it’s actually somewhat of a misnomer developed in recent decades to describe a form of vernacular architecture occupied by people of many ethnicities.
LaNelle and Robert Barber rebuild on Bowen’s Island  
Natural-world inspiration is at the heart of all Becca Barnet’s creations—from taxidermy to site-specific installations.
Locals practice a rare, centures-old art  
With a new name and expanded geographic reach, East Cooper Land Trust conserves open spaces for everyone.
Milly’s catwalk showed a sophisticated way to rock one of the season’s hottest textiles: in a monochromatic mingling of textures, with a metallic bag for contrasting pop
Experts weigh in on the trend  
For a look that surprises, designer Michael Mitchell is in love with pairing bold finishes with contrasting details—all in natural patterns and textures. He shares some favorite examples from the Spring 2014 High Point Market
Plant this magnolia hybrid for an elegant harbinger of spring.
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Whether you’re looking for a more intimate setting for your special Valentine’s Day dinner or just trying to avoid the crowds, preparing a romantic meal for two at home might be easier than you think.
Celebrate Valentine’s by making your own version of the holiday’s signature treat.                                         
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